Normal Dog Vital Signs

Check out normal vital signs for a dog.

Heart Rate:

80-160 beats/minute

Respiratory Rate:

15-30 breaths/minute


100ºF-103ºF (37.7ºC-39.4ºC)

Mucous Membrane Colour:


CRT (Capillary Refill Time - pressing finger on gum above the front teeth and seeing how long it takes for the colour to return):

Less than 2 seconds

Skin Turgor (Skin elasticity - pinching skin and seeing how long it takes to return to normal):

Less than 1 second